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Valley of the Fires New Mexico

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Valley of the Fires New Mexico

Located Four miles west of the Town of Carrizozo NM on US hwy 380 Valley of Fires recreation area is located immediately adjacent to the Malpais Lava Flow. Malpaís is a Spanish term for rough and barren landscape that consists of largely uneroded lava fields, volcanic cones, and other volcanic landforms. As you look west across the Tularosa Basin, Malpias dominate the view. Thousands of years ago, lava spewed from vents at the northern end of the flow and traveled 44 miles along the floor of the Tularosa Basin.  Little Black Peak to the North is one of the origins...

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Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Posted by Marcia Chase on

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site Located 17 miles north of Tularosa, NM, and 28 miles south of Carrizozo, NM on U.S. 54. Ill put a link in the show notes below Three Rivers Valley is home to the largest collection of petroglyphs in the Southwest. This fascinating place is full of rock art! 21,000 petroglyphs in all, its well worth the trip. These petroglyphs date back to 900 - 1400 AD and were created by Jornada Mogollon, the ancient desert dwellers of New Mexico. Their name derives from the Mongollon Mountains in New Mexico. The culture is presumed to have developed...

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